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Big Mole On Scalp
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have a small, flat mole on side of my face. Just now it grew a small white pimple-looking bump, likes hair follicle. Rest of mole fine. What is it?
? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?
Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more
A couple months ago I noticed a pimple size,bruise looking bump under skin on face. Still on face, slightly bigger. A little tender. Is it skin cancer?
Unlikely: Try fomentation to facilitate the release of material accumulated under the skin. Do not try to pop it as that only leads to a larger scar. Consult this site as one of the home remedies for acne may be helpful. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?
Trauma?: Do you remember any trauma to the toenail? A collection of blood underneath the toenail can also appear like this. The safest thing to do is to show this to your friendly dermatologist. While it would be rare of a 20 year old to have a melanoma, it does happen occasionally. Remember to protect your skin. Limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Raised mole on shoulder.Pinched it n piece of black skin broke off. Scratched with nail it bled and now the mole is flat.Nodular melanoma? 20yo guy
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?
Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see your regular doctor first. ...Read more